What a speech about safety and changing one habit did for a multi-million dollar company (in the late 80s). Read about CEO Paul O’Neill’s speech to shareholders in 1987. Shareholders walked out in disgust, yet this speech about safety and culture and changing just one habit helped set the new mission for Alcoa and propelled it into one of the most profitable companies of the 90s. Imagine the impact simple paradigm shifts can have in your organization and what it can do to your enterprise value!
ESOP companies enjoy many benefits that eventually affect and promote the overall growth within a company. Here is a video from the NCEO on how an ESOP has influenced one particular company.
Please contact us if you’d like to learn more about how an ESOP can help you attain your personal financial goals, promote a powerful cultural change and grow your company over time. There are various tax and cultural benefits that make ESOPs a viable exit strategy for business owners looking at their future succession plans.
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The Cooperative Development Institute has received two grants totaling more than $400,000 in public and private funds to support business ownership transitions in rural Maine.
By Staff at Mainebiz | October 29, 2018
The gap in wealth in the United States between the ultrawealthy and everyone else has reached its widest point in decades. One way to narrow the divide is through the use of worker buyouts, in which ownership of a company transfers from a single person or a small number of people to the workers of the company.
By Peter Walsh, Michael Peck, and Ibon Zugasti | August 8, 2018
Private employee stock ownership retirement plans (here limited to S corporation ESOPs) outperformed the S&P 500 total return index in terms of total return per participant by 62% from 2002 to 2012, according to a study by Ernst & Young (EY).
By Noel Couch | March 31, 2015
The process of selling a business has become more complex today. Buyers are more cautious and much more rigorous in their due diligence efforts due to the Great Recession. A big reason why a deal fails is that owners do not plan early enough to sell their business. GEM Strategy Management’s experience proves that CEOs and owners should maximize the business value before putting it up for a sale.
By Gary Miller | November 1, 2017
"Is an ESOP the Right Exit Plan for Your Business?" is featured in the October 2016 issue of Business NH Magazine. It was written by our very own, George Raftopoulos. Click the magazine below to read the full article.
When it comes to selling a business, owners would do well to set aside their own views of value and look at their companies through the eyes of a potential buyer. The stronger the acquisition target is for a buyer, the better the chances that a business will fetch a premium at time of sale.
So what is the best way for a seller to strengthen the business and win the buyer’s beauty contest?
By Gary Ampulski | August 2, 2016
Constellation Research surveyed over 200 CXO’s and identified 10 board room priorities for 2015. As anticipated, digital transformation has emerged as a significant board room topic and market leaders and fast followers seek guidance on what elements are required in the design to support
Digital Transformation is defined as methodology in which organizations transform and create new business models and culture with digital technologies. The driver for digital transformation stems from the fact that since 2000, 52 percent of companies in the Fortune 500 have either gone bankrupt, been acquired or ceased to exist.
By R "Ray" Wang | December 17, 2014